I am following Duck Dog Basics and I am now to Duck Dog Basics II. I have started trying to teach the 3 handed casting drill covered in the video. The first day my dog did okay on the back command and seemed to do better on right and left overs. I have noticed that he still seems confused on "back" and sometimes just sits there looking at me like he doesn't know what to do. Sometimes though he will go and make the retrieve. I am not convinced he knows what he is supposed to do so I have not corrected for a "no go". I am 3 or 4 days in and not sure where to go from here or what to do to help clarify it for him. I have tried to think about how to simplify and I am not sure how. All I can come up with is keeping the repetitions low each session and keeping it short until he gets more confidence. What am I missing? Do you have any tips or suggestions I could try to get back on the right track?
Edit to add: The drill I am working on has the dog in a (close) remote sit with me throwing a bumper over his right or left shoulder just a few feet and giving the corresponding right or left back command.
Thanks in advance,